Practitioners

Alicia Smith Acupuncturist, Medical Director

Acupuncture is as therapeutic and effective as the clinician.  Acupuncture is a method of balancing the body, mind, and spirit through dispersing "Qi", life force or energy.  Alicia is a professionally educated acupuncturist, hypnotherapist matched with an uncanny relationship with the unseen but felt energetic forces. Alicia has studied acupuncture with specialization in pediatrics and women's health from the prestigious natural medical school, Bastyr University in Seattle, WA.

Alicia's practice of acupuncture is gentle, synergistic, intuitive, and most importantly effective. She integrates traditional Chinese medicine, five element acupuncture, and Japanese acupuncture into her practice. Her clients range from newborn and up. She holds clinical practices in Marquette and Escanaba MI. She does consulting via phone and in person. Originally from Appleton, WI, she found the UP to be extremely peaceful and healing. Personally, she loves all animals especially dogs and horses. Professionally, she is committed to providing natural medicine to the UP community in the form of acupuncture. 

Professional Education: 

Associates of Art with Honor  Northern Michigan University Marquette,  Marquette, MI

Bachelors of Science in Natural Health Sciences Bastyr University, Seattle, WA 

Master of Science in Acupuncture Bastyr University, Seattle, WA

Doctorate of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Candidate  American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, San Fransico, CA


Jill Esterly-Jayne Therapist

Jill is a board certified, master's level clinical social worker. Jill has extensive experience working with depression, anxiety, and trauma. Jill and Alicia work cohesively with clearing trauma. Jill specializes in mood disorders and stress management. She emphasizes self-empowerment, personal growth and the clearing/ transformation of emotional pain and suffering. Jill offers a compassionate open minded ear to speak to while utilizing her knowledge base to piece together a holistic treatment protocol focused on putting all your missing pieces in alignment. Jill teaches self activation and assisting in clients to become their most authentic self. Healing is the ability to find the peace within the storm. Jill kindly teaches her clients methods of coping with stress and balancing the mind, body, and spirit. 


Professional Education:

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sociology  Luther College Decorah, IA

Bachelor of science in Psychology Northern Michigan University Marquette, MI

Master of Clinical Social Work Michigan State University East Lansing, MI

Jaylyn Martin Massage Therapist

Jaylyn is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Natural Therapeutic Specialist, Professional member of the AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association) and  a Yoga Instructor. Her passion for massage and education in combination with her intuitive approach help her tailor every treatment specifically to each client. Jaylyn is certified in many modalities of massage including: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Therapeutic Massage, Hot Stone, Hot Bamboo, Pre-Natal Massage and several others. She also integrates Aromatherapy using therapeutic grade essential oils stretching and Polarity Therapy into her sessions to further deepen relaxation and bring balance to the body. Graduating from the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics in Albuquerque, NM in 2004 she worked in the area for 5 years before returning home and starting a practice in Marquette, MI. She is currently attending a 200 hour Yoga Instructor training to expand her practice and assist others in expanding their practice as well. Helping her clients to gain relief from pain or injury, while reducing stress and tension is her ultimate goal. Working with clients of all ages she truly believes that everyone can benefit from massage. 


Professional Education:

Diploma in Natural Therapeutics, New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics, Albuquerque, NM 

Level One Yoga: Foundations Certificate, YogaFit

Mary Mugford Massage Therapist

Mary is a Licensed Massage Therapist with continuing education and certification in Orthopedic Massage Therapy, a multidisciplinary approach to relieving and managing muscular and soft tissue pain, dysfunction, and injury. It is utilized by clients who have a goal of improving range of motion, managing daily pain and discomfort and releasing restrictions that imbalance the musculoskeletal posture.  Her focus is results-driven as opposed to relaxation-driven, and her goal is to provide a safe environment, open communication, helpful information and self care tailored to each client.  Mary graduated from The Institute of Natural Therapies in Hancock, Michigan in 2012 and has gathered experience working within a private Reflexology practice and within two Chiropractic practices.   


Professional Education: 

Diploma from Institute of Natural Therapies in Hancock, Michigan Continuing education and certification in Orthopedic Massage Therapy with a focus on Neck Injury, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia and Sciatica. 

Media

A short clip on Alicia and her acupuncture clinic.